Kate, you’re sure lookin’ great!
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is amazingly slim and trim just a few months after giving birth to her first child, Prince George.
Most moms know it isn’t easy shedding weight after giving birth, so how did Kate slim down and tighten up enough to play volleyball in a midriff-baring top and super-skinny jeans?
The tabloids will tell you she ran her way fit…or she dove into the Dukan Diet…or maybe even she resorted to a hot new fat-zapping process that reportedly freezes off your fat.
“Kate stayed super-fit by running and hitting the gym. That helps in bouncing back,” E! News reported.
The feature goes on to say the 31-year-old has a private gym where she engages in one-on-one workout sessions with a professional trainer.
Whatever the truth is about her amazing shape-up, it does appear Kate didn’t put her health at risk by opting for a crazy fad diet. Instead, she apparently has an appetite for frequently nibbling on healthy treats.
“Kate enjoyed snacking on muesli bars and fruit smoothies made by her mom, Carole Middleton,” said royal expert Kate Nicholl.
Vanity Fair also reported that the new mom seems to like her muesli bars. But it added that the new mom’s mom whipped up healthy fruit smoothies and meals for Kate during a visit with the newborn.
Okay, so healthy snacking and personal training sound like a good one-two punch for fat, BUT…we’re kind of cool towards Kate’s reported "mummy tummy" treatments.
Meanwhile, this unusual treatment that involves the freezing of belly fat has sparked a rage in Great Britain where the sale of such programs has reportedly soared by 650% - and it’s all because of Kate!
“Pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge playing volleyball in Olympic Park, showing off a perfectly flat stomach just three months after giving birth to baby George, have led to a massive increase in the numbers of women asking to have their fat ‘frozen’ to get rid of their mummy tummies,” the British press reported.
Despite such fanfare, it’s never quite clear to us that Kate did indeed indulge in this procedure in order to “have their belly fat ‘frozen’ off.”
Yet, Kate’s belly-baring volleyball exhibition surely helped spike sales of the procedure.
“Soon after the volleyball pictures were released, there was a rush of young mums calling up (for) a non-invasive, fat freezing treatment, which can take more than two inches of fat off the waistline in one session,” one paper reported.
The process, by the way, goes by the name Lipoglaze.
Here’s how the treatments reportedly work: A technician gently heats, then fast freezes a woman’s sub-cutaneous fat cells to a frigid minus-10 degrees. The fat cells supposedly crystalize and die before they are expelled through the body naturally over the next two months.
All we can say to that is…brrrrrrrrrrr!
Before you drain your bank account to shrink your tummy, know this – a new mom faces challenges when it comes to post-baby dieting.
Experts will tell you that major hormonal shifts that linger after pregnancy make it tough to lose weight. You can kick-start the process with a healthy diet that’s rich in green vegetables, low-sugar fruits, healthy protein and fats, and carbs (in moderation).
And you may want to consider breastfeeding. That act alone can burn off between 300 and 500 calories a day.
While you’re slimming down, you can start toning up with “core compressions” that draw your abs into your spine and tighten your abdominal muscles with each squeeze.
If you think you need extra help, you may want to check out the Holly Madison Diet which is powered by eDiets. Holly – the star of TV and stage – managed to pull off a Kate Middleton-like slimdown after giving birth to a daughter, Rainbow.
eDiets Chief Editor John McGran has an extensive background in online dieting and tabloid news. He covers the celebrity beat for eDiets.